9 - Mackenzie Hester
Mackenzie Hester
Height: 6-2
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Laguna Beach, Calif.
High School: Laguna Beach HS
Position: MB/RS

High School
A three-year letterwinner at Laguna Beach High, Mackenzie was an opposite and middle blocker for coach Lance Stewart ... Was a 2010 First Team All-League pick ... Part of the Orange County Register All-County team ... Received the 2010 Coaches Award ... Finished third in the conference in kills as a senior ... Helped lead the Breakers to three-straight Orange Coast League titles ... LBHS, behind Mackenzie's play, was a three-time Division 1A Southern Section semifinalist - in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Tallied 12 kills vs. Corona del Mar on Sept. 28 and 10 more against Mira Costa on Oct. 6.

Club
Played for the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club ... Won a gold medal at the 2008 USA Junior Olympics in the 15 Open Division.

Personal
Mackenzie Lauren Hester was born January 16, 1993 in Laguna Beach, Calif. to proud parents Steve and Lori ... Has a younger brother, Blake ... Goes by the nicknames of Mack and Kenzie ... Calls winning the 15 Open Division gold medal in Dallas in the 2008 Junior Olympics one of her most memorable athletic achievements ... Enjoys listening to the music of Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Taylor Swift and Five for Fighting ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the San Diego Chargers ... Watches American Idol and CSI on TV ... Favorite movies are Friday Night Lights and Country Strong ... Favorite reads are "Heaven is For Real" and "The Last Song" ... Enjoys playing beach volleyball, hiking, going to the beach and hanging with her friends in her spare time ... Her favorite athletes are Kerri Walsh and Hope Solo ... Says about her future: "I am still deciding, but I do know I want to be in a career that I love and one in which I can help people" ... Was also recruited by Point Loma Nazarene and Rhode Island.